Big Brother 8 winner the notorious “Evel” Dick Donato has agreed to host the 2nd annual Rock Against Diabetes www.rockagainstdiabetes.org event. Dick Donato and his daughter Daniele took the #1 and #2 prizes in the 2007 Big Brother 8. Ever controversial, Dick has a very human side, intelligent, friendly and straight up. Dick will being a very human element to a cutting edge broadcast, that is set to be delivered in HD, worldwide on broadband internet.
Darrin Buchanan, the founder of this yearly benefit, chose Evel Dick for this event due to Dick’s amazing internet following, his charisma and ability to captivate an audience. “Dick will bring an element to this show, that would have otherwise been absent. I feel it would have not have been as warm and genuine, without the charm and wit of Evel.” Evel Dick is also very familiar with the LA and rock/ounk music scenes, and has been strongly involved with many acts for years.
With the announcement of Dick hosting this years event, and most of the day’s musical talent hired, the 100 VIP tickets to attend Rock Against Diabetes in person are now becomng available to lucky fans that want a chance to experience the entire day live, intimately with Dick, the bands and other surprises inside the event. These VIP tickets are the only ones to be had, and will be available by auction in most cases. The first pair is currently on auction at Y&T’s own auction page at www.meniketti.com/auction and bidding is hot on them. Others will be made available soon.
Bands confirmed on the bill are as follows: Y&T, Eric Martin Band, LA Guns, Cliff Morrson and the Lizard Sun Band with acts still to be announced.
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“Evel” Dick Donato
The 2nd annual Rock Against Diabetes www.rockagainstdiabetes.org and www.myspace.com/rockagainstdiabetes charity benefit will move from to the sound stages of on-line music experience innovator Deep Rock Drive www.deeprockdrive.com . The event will be held in Las Vegas, at the Deep Rock Drive venue on August 23rd, 2008, featuring Y&T, Eric Martin, LA Guns, and Cliff Morrison and The Lizard Sun Band. There are still 1-2 bands to be announced. Rock against Diabetes was created in early 2007 by music writer/charity organizer and newly diagnosed diabetes sufferer/new diabetic amputee Darrin Buchanan, with the initial live event taking place on June 23rd, 2007 in Vancouver BC, starring Eric Martin of the legendary band Mr. Big.
Darrin saw two very important things after his diagnosis and subsequent below knee amputation. The need to get the word out to people, so they knew the dangers of the disease, and to do so in a way that was entertaining and above all cost effective for all. The goal of this annual event is to help the BC Children’s Hospital Endocrinology department, to ease the pain and care of children with diabetes, and help the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in the ground breaking diabetes research they have done in the past few years. Darrin’s own initiative, self funded to this point, is to deliver an online resource to all pre, new and long time diabetics that will take the mystery and confusion of eating the right foods. 88% of diabetic complications can be avoided with a proper safe diet. Further funding is needed to actually launch this program, and get the consultation from nutritionists and Endocrinologists to keep the program accurate and safe. The further vision is to start in his home city of Abbotsford BC, with a food service facility to prepare these foods for diabetics in the community that are unable to cook them, or afford the proper foods. Without raising money, this initiative may never be realized.
Darrin met Danny Socolof of Deep Rock Drive in late 2007, and after a short time both saw the potential that an on-line worldwide broadcast could have on this very special event. Some amazing continued sponsorship from companies such as Minarik Guitars www.minarikguitars.com , Atari Canada www.atari.com and The CW TV Network and My LVTV www.mylvtv.com made perfect sense to deliver this event to many people as possible, free for many to watch. An agreement was made, and Deep Rock Drive offered their many services to Rock Against Diabetes for the 2008 show. People are urged to visit www.deeprockdrive.com to get a full understanding of what is to be offered from this one of a kind experience.
To kick this event off in 2008 the Rock and Entertainment auctions www.rockagainstdiabetes.org/auctions.htm will kick off in mid April, with many items yet to be added, and the release of the only 100 tickets available to the live show, to see all the bands, and share in some in house only action will slowly become available in special auctions from the bands performing, as well as Rock Against Diabetes. Be sure to check all of the Myspace pages, as well as Rock Against Diabetes page for more information. Be sure to add Rock Against Diabetes as a friend on Myspace, and show your support.
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